DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM   

Go Back   DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 100
Search took 0.08 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: dmacc
Forum: General Discussion Today, 01:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 136
Posted By dmacc
Re: Vibes vid

Awesome, Larry - congrats on an opportunity for a whole new exploration!

I studied/played mallets back in the mid to late 80's with a great teacher. In doing so, I learned not only how complex...
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By dmacc
Re: Fantastic Peter Erskine video

Wow, wow, wow..... Thanks Anthony for sharing this link!
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 958
Posted By dmacc
Re: What makes a pro kit?

Thank you, Larry. I'm humbled... Really... I am...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 958
Posted By dmacc
Re: What makes a pro kit?

Spot on!

My reason is simple... I'm an idiot!
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 958
Posted By dmacc
Re: What makes a pro kit?

Completely and totally agree on both of these posts.

I play "pro" level kits - not to be confused with the person playing them - me. I am not close to be considered a "pro" drummer. Not by a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 958
Posted By dmacc
Re: What makes a pro kit?

I'm sure it varies by company. I think the lines blur significantly when you compare midlevel to pro.

Renowns are NOT marketed as a "pro" kit but to me they are "pro" in every way.

I have a...
Forum: Drums 02-27-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,205
Posted By dmacc
Re: Am I a freak for not liking virgin bass drums?

Up until about a month ago I owned 3 sets that had a "virgin" bass drums (a description I personally hate). Today I own none.

I played them as "virgin" bass drums since that's how they came...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,449
Posted By dmacc
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,449
Posted By dmacc
Re: Ever shown up to play with a new musician and realized it was a bad fit immediately?

Only once. I showed up to the audition and the players felt it necessary to play under the influence of drugs before they began. I let them know that if they decided they were going to do it while...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By dmacc
Forum: Drum Technique 02-19-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By dmacc
Re: Performance practice Wilcoxin

I don't mean to sound flip about this but...

The best tempo is the one you can comfortable / properly execute the solo(s) in. Once you find your spot - increase accordingly and redo.

Some...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By dmacc
Re: Every drummer should listen to this.. A great, great interview..

Sorry guys... I think I fixed the link. Apologies.



Thank you as well.
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By dmacc
Every drummer should listen to this.. A great, great interview..

Ed Soph..

For the non-jazz players in the group, don't be "turned off" thinking it's all about Jazz drumming. Nothing could be further than the truth.
...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,202
Posted By dmacc
Re: Adults Learning Drums

Pretty timely post for me... I will try to touch on a few of your points.

I'm just beginning to explore learning how to play clarinet - which by every and any measure is about removed from drums...
Forum: Drums 02-12-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By dmacc
Re: New Bop Kit, Help Decide

Gottcha... I've been outsourced 3x and I'm sure more to come...

I may be incorrect, but I think the stuff attached to the USA drums are from overseas. Not sure how firm you are on your stance.
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,538
Posted By dmacc
Re: What's your story about how you started drumming?

Being brought into the world by the man in these pics...

He was a ferocious jazz record collector. In fact, it wasn't until I was about 9 or 10 did I know any other music existed. It played...
Forum: Drums 02-12-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By dmacc
Re: New Bop Kit, Help Decide

Completely agree.!

Various people who post on Gretsch topics bring up this "non-USA" topic and most times it's baseless since they don't really own both. They just pick up that school of thought...
Forum: Drums 02-12-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By dmacc
Re: New Bop Kit, Help Decide

Wow - they even have the satin natural bop kit listed! And a 20" bass drum.... These are getting harder to come by. Get them while you can. Love my set!!

I may have to purchase the 6.5x14...
Forum: Drums 02-12-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By dmacc
Re: New Bop Kit, Help Decide

Again, I wouldn't hesitate to pull the trigger on a NC, Brooklyn or a USA Custom.

All comes down to preferred sound and how much you want to spend.
Forum: Drums 02-11-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By dmacc
Re: New Bop Kit, Help Decide

Does the $1300 for the NC include snare? If so - a pretty nice deal. Last year they were blowing the 3 pc's out at $1000.

Warm, dark, woody can obviously be open to interpretation by each...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-11-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 885
Posted By dmacc
Re: Advice on traditional grip

Oh my............................



As far as set up goes - keep adjusting until it's right. I know it's an oversimplification of an answer but it's true. As you get used to the grip and how it...
Forum: Drums 02-11-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By dmacc
Re: New Bop Kit, Help Decide

Do you have a preference in sound?

Gretsch Brooklyns and New Classics are both great kits but offer a little different tonality wise. New Classics are all maple and Brooklyns are...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-10-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By dmacc
Re: 10,000 hours of practice

I'm living proof that 10K hours does not create a "master". I've probably done 2x that and I'm not even qualified to say I'm at a pro level.
Forum: Drum Technique 02-10-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By dmacc
Re: Help! Left hand doubles in jazz comping

Only my opinion and my approach....

You need to look more to your touch and finger control and move beyond the initial wrist stroke.

As far as tempo and what works. At a certain points things...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,739
Posted By dmacc
Re: Past a point, are teachers necesssary?

No, I never said a music teacher who is cruel &/or demeaning doesn't exist. There are plenty of terrible teachers. Not sure how long any would last in a job within any sort of esteemed setting.
...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 100

 

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 11:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com